Articles in Honors

Celebrating Service

Employee Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner


Human Resources recently hosted the 42nd annual Employee Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn. Employees who have completed service in five-year increments were honored, as well as employees who retired during the last fiscal year. “All of you here tonight have given Rensselaer a lasting legacy, and I am immensely grateful… Read More

Robert Carney Named Pillar of Rensselaer

Award is highest honor given to a staff member


Robert Carney, project manager and designer in Campus Planning and Facilities Design, says that he was surprised and truly honored to be recognized as a Pillar of Rensselaer. A Rensselaer employee for more than 25 years, Carney is the recipient of the 2014 Pillar of Rensselaer Award, the highest honor Rensselaer gives to a staff… Read More

Rensselaer Ranked 5th on USA Today List of “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the U.S.”

Ranking is latest recognition of the Institute’s long-held reputation as one of the nation’s top universities


Rensselaer has been named among the “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the United States” by USA Today. The national daily newspaper ranked Rensselaer number 5 on the list, which was released on Wednesday. “Rensselaer has a rich history and tradition of excellence in technological education and high-impact research at the interface of science and engineering…. Read More

Delta Phi Fraternity Alumni Rally To Renovate the George M. Low Gallery

Exhibit houses a collection of NASA memorabilia that honor former president and Delta Phi brother

Low Gallery

Nestled in the heart of the Rensselaer campus is a permanent exhibit of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) memorabilia and other materials that honor the life of former Rensselaer President George M. Low ’48. The George M. Low Gallery, open daily to the public, is located on the fourth floor of the Low Center… Read More

X. George Xu Named Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering

Endowed professorship among highest honors bestowed on faculty members

George Xu

Nuclear engineering expert X. George Xu has been named the Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. “Dr. Xu is known around the world as a leader in his field. His innovative work on radiation dosimetry is advancing many important… Read More

John Kolb Named NYSERNet Board Chair

Consortium of New York state institutions helps advance research and educational initiatives

John Kolb

NYSERNet, a private not-for-profit corporation created to foster science and education in New York state, announced at its recent board meeting that John Kolb ’79, vice president and CIO, has been selected as the board chair of the parent company NYSERNet.Net, succeeding Francis Lees of the American Museum of Natural History. William Thirsk, vice president… Read More

Shekhar Garde Named Dean of Engineering

Garde is the Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Chaired Professor in Engineering

Shekhar Garde

Shekhar Garde has been named dean of the School of Engineering. Garde, the Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Chaired Professor in Engineering, has served since 2007 as head of the university’s Howard. P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). “Dr. Garde is a distinguished researcher, an exceptional educator, and a skilled leader,”… Read More

AMOS at Rensselaer Ranks 43rd on List of World’s Top 500 Supercomputers

Ranked number one among private American academic institutions


The Institute’s petascale supercomputing system clocks in at a top peak processing speed of 1048.6 teraflops per second, making it the 43rd most powerful system in the world, according to the most recent TOP500 list. Named the Advanced Multiprocessing Optimized System, or AMOS, the Rensselaer supercomputer was switched on in October 2013. The system is… Read More

Jose Holguín-Veras Elected Fellow of ASCE

Global leader in areas of freight demand modeling, transportation economics, and humanitarian logistics

FedEx truck

Jose Holguín-Veras, the William Howard Hart Professor, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). A professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Holguin-Veras is director of the Institute’s Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment and Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems. He began his… Read More

Chang Ryu Named Director of Polymer Center

Also named acting head of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Chang Ryu

Polymer materials expert Chang Ryu has been named acting head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and director of Polymer Center. Ryu joined Rensselaer as an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in 2000, and was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2013. He began working with the… Read More